Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the famous and much-awaited festivals celebrated various parts of the World with great devotion. Performing puja with 21 types of Patras is called Ekavimsati Puja. Beliefs related to pooja are not only religious but are also said to be scientific. Our ancestors used to believe that there is a scientific reason behind worshipping lord Ganesha with 21 types of Patras. The purpose is to pass on the knowledge of the precious medicinal treasures of nature to the next generation.
01. Machi Patram – Dhavnam
Machi is used for curing skin diseases like leprosy and leucoderma, nervous diseases and abdominal related diseases.
02. Bruhati Patram – Chitti Mulaga – Vakudu
Brihati is used for asthma, cough, constipation, and used for women during post natal period.
03. Bilva Patram – Maredu
Bilva, which purifies water, is used for dysentery.
04. Durvaugnam – Garika
Durva grass skin is helpful in arresting bleeding, anemia,
05. Datura Patram – Umetta
Dattura is used for treating joint pains, abdominal, skin diseases, and hair fall. More importantly it is widely used in treating poisonous bites.
06. Badari Patram – Regu
Badari is used for digestive disorders, wounds and injuries, in treating blood impurities, and maintaining the voice.
07. Apamarga Patram – Uttareni
Apa marga used for digestive disorders and poisonous bites
08. Tulasi Patram – Tulasi
Tulsi is used for digestive disorders and respiratory diseases respectively.
09. Choota Patram – Mamidi Aaku
Choota or mango leaves, are helpful in treating diabetics, and for cracked heals and throat related diseases.
10. Karaveera Patram – Ganneru Aaku
Karaveera is used for treating leprosy, wounds, injuries and hair fall.
11. Vishnu Kranta Patram – Vishnu kantha
Vishnu kranta patra is used for nervous related diseases and memory power
12. Daadimee Patram – Danimma
Daadimi is used for dysentery.
13. Devadaru Patram – Devadaru
Devadaru is used for wounds and scars
14. Maruvaka Patram – Maruvam
Maruvaka are used for joint pains and skin diseases
15. Sindhuvara Patram – Vavilaku
Sindhuvara is used for Vata and as antidote to poisonous drugs
16. Jaji Patram – Sanna Jaji
Jaajji is used for mouth related issues and indigestion
17. Dandakee Patram – Dandaki Leaf
Gandaki Patram is used for piles and skin irritation
18. Shami Patram – Jammi
Shami is used for Respiratory issues
19. Aswatha Patram – Ravi Aaku
Aswatham people use the bark of this tree to make many medicines and and this is also used to stop bleeding
20. Arjuna Patram – Tella Maddi Aaku
Arjuna used for Joint Pains, Septic infections, heart related issues, Vata Pita Kapha related issues
21. Arka Patram – Tella Jilledu Aaku
Jilledu is used for Skin infections, Poisonous bites, leprosy, tumours, it has 64 medicinal uses